PHOENIX — Aimee Gilbreath has been named president of PetSmart Charities, effective July 6. She will report to J.K. Symancyk, president and chief executive officer of PetSmart and chairman of the PetSmart Charities board.

"The Board and I look forward to Aimee's leadership of PetSmart Charities," Symancyk said. "She demonstrates an incredible skill set and a true passion for animal welfare. With her expertise and leadership, PetSmart Charities will have an even more powerful impact on the people, pets and communities it serves."

Gilbreath brings a wealth of non-profit and private-sector experience to her new role, most recently serving as executive director of Found Animals Foundation, Inc. Before that, she worked with Fortune 500 clients as a principal at Boston Consulting Group. Earlier in her career, Gilbreath worked for Motorola in process engineering and research, where she helped develop and launch the company’s start-up biotechnology research and development division.

"I feel truly privileged to be joining PetSmart Charities and am committed to leading this incredible organization to further success," Gilbreath said. "PetSmart Charities has been a leader in changing the landscape for pets in need for more than 25 years. I look forward to exploring new opportunities and strategic partnerships to help change the lives of homeless pets, their pet parents and their communities." 

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